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Gladys M. Alt

Saturday, November 9, 2019 @ 05:11 PM

Posted by Aly Delp

ThumbnailGladys M. Alt, 94, formerly of Rocky Grove, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019 at The Caring Place in Franklin.

Born October 10, 1925 in Franklin, she was a daughter of the late Melvin E. and Rhoda M. (Hazlett) Kightlinger. She graduated from the Rocky Grove school.

On February 14, 1947, she married the love of her life, Willis M. Alt, Sr.; he preceded her in death on August 7, 1992.

Gladys was a pillar of her home, devoting her life to raising her son. She cherished the time she spent with her family and also loved going to the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Franklin.

In her spare time, Gladys also enjoyed traveling with her family, listening to music, and completing number-find books. She also enjoyed watching the Rocky Grove Fireman’s Parade.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Alt of Franklin; her two grandchildren, Kimberly Alt and her significant other, John Smith, and Tricia McKenzie and her significant other, Jim Kline, both of Franklin; and her three great-grandchildren, Justin Alt and his wife, Lindsey, Dustin McKenzie, and Chelsea McKenzie.

In addition to her parents and husband, Gladys was preceded in death by her son, Willis M. Alt, Jr.; her sister, Ruth Coffey and her husband, Roy; her father-and-mother-in-law, George and Elizabeth Alt; her sister-in-law, Gladys Simpson and husband, Harry; and by her brother-in-law, Earl Alt and his wife, Betty.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Gardinier Funeral Home, Inc., 1315 Chestnut Street, Franklin, PA 16323, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Funeral services for Gladys will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, beginning at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Jeremy Stouffer, The Caring Place Chaplain, officiating.

Gladys will be laid to rest next to her husband at Franklin Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made in Gladys’ honor to the Rocky Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 29 Shuffstall Street, Franklin, PA 16323.

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